Montessori daycare is winning the battle against COVID-19 (includes video story)

COVID-19 cases continue to decline across South Florida. Some schools have now gone months without seeing any cases. Springview Montessori in Kendall is one of them.

Springview has seen no COVID-19 cases since the start of September. The school has made masks optional for all students, who range from 18 months old to 4-years-old. The key to success has been extreme attention to cleanliness, they say.

“In general, early childhood and childhood centers have always been very safe and health-conscious,” says Springview Montessori Founder Lety Carvajal. “We’ve always taught our kids to wash their hands before they eat, after they eat, when they come back from the playground, when they are gonna touch Play-Do, whenever they are going to do a shared activity. Whenever someone puts something in their mouth it gets disinfected.”

COVID cases have been steadily declining in South Florida and many parents of students at the school have been vaccinated, making it increasingly unlikely for students to come into contact with the virus at school.

Sophia Lama is a senior at Florida International University majoring in broadcast journalism. She was ABC 7 Chicago’s first-ever race and culture reporting intern. Currently, Sophia is a part of the NBCU Diversity, Equity & Inclusion fellowship in Washington, DC and is interning for ESPN.